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Healthy Main Dishes

Looking for healthy main dishes? Find healthy main dishes including easy healthy dinners, healthy chicken main dishes, and more healthy dinners ideas.

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Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

Makeover Velvet Shrimp

“Rich and creamy” perfectly describes Vonda Nixon’s scrumptious seafood pasta. “Topped with shrimp, a white sauce and cheese, this linguine dish is a fast, easy meal,” Vonda says from Anchorage, Alaska. This made-over version skims back on calories and fat, but it’s still a seafood delight sure to prove popular in your home.

Sausage Zucchini Skillet

Sausage Zucchini Skillet

Sausage Zucchini Skillet

I began serving a version of this dish as a side with grilled salmon. I added sausage and rice-or noodles-to make a complete meal-in-one. -Debby Abel of Flat Rock, North Carolina

Herbed Lemon Pork Chops

Herbed Lemon Pork Chops

Herbed Lemon Pork Chops

"Expect to get plenty of compliments on these fast, flavor-packed chops," relates Billi Jo Sylvester, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. "They're tender and juicy."
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Lighter Chicken Parmigiana

Lighter Chicken Parmigiana

Lighter Chicken Parmigiana

A nicely seasoned breading coats the tender chicken breasts in this attractive entree. When I have extra time, I make my own herbed tomato sauce instead of using prepared spaghetti sauce. —Rhonda Schiel of Magnolia, Texas

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

Quinoa adds crunch, corn lends sweetness and color, and red pepper flakes ratchet up the heat in these tender stuffed peppers. Whole wheat rolls or breadsticks and a pitcher of iced tea make for a standout supper. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Walnut Ginger Salmon

Walnut Ginger Salmon

Walnut Ginger Salmon

Pantry ingredients combine for a delightful marinade that lightly glazes this tender, moist salmon. —Becky Walch, Manteca, California

Herbed Barbecued Chicken

Herbed Barbecued Chicken

Herbed Barbecued Chicken

Garlic, rosemary, sage and thyme help season the marinade for this moist, tender chicken. A friend gave me the recipe years ago and my family never tires of it. —Dawn Sowders of Harrison, Ohio

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

Shrimp and Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple chunks give fried rice a tropical twist, while shrimp and cashews turn this simple favorite into a restaurant-quality meal everyone will love. —Lynne Van Wagenen, Salt Lake City, Utah

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

It's easy to fix this roast, which has lots of onion flavor. Sometimes I also add cubed potatoes and baby carrots to the slow cooker to make a terrific meal plus leftovers. —Carol Hille, Grand Junction, Colorado

Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken in Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce

This recipe was inspired by all our fresh garden tomatoes and herbs. In summer, I grill the chicken with some Italian seasonings and a bit of garlic powder, but on rainy days or in winter, I cook it on the stovetop. —Rachel Kowasic, Connellsville, Pennsylvania

Chicken with Rosemary-Onion Sauce

Chicken with Rosemary-Onion Sauce

Chicken with Rosemary-Onion Sauce

“This is a great dish to serve guests because it tastes like you fussed,” writes Donna Roberts of Shumway, Illinois. “There is nothing more aromatic or flavorful than chicken with rosemary.”
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